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Get Your Glow On: 5 Simple Steps For Radiant Skin

For a dew-kissed look, ensure your skincare routine includes these elements

Melody CarlRenude Skin Expert
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Skin Radiance is one of the most common skincare goals named by Renude customers. Of course, who doesn’t want healthy glowing skin? The skincare market is full of products claiming to give us that enviable dewy, glow. But which ones really work for long-term skin radiance, and how do they affect the skin?  To build a skincare routine that will promote glowy radiance, ensure your regimen includes the following brightening elements:

1. Exfoliation.

Exfoliation encourages the sloughing off of the dead skin. Dead skin does not reflect light, but healthy, hydrated skin reflects skin naturally. To achieve the glow the dead skin cells need to be turned over or exfoliated.

Exfoliation is best achieved by using an acid-based product. Acids such as glycolic, salicylic and lactic are able to dissolve the dead skin on the surface and reveal fresh new skin cells that reflect light and enhance the skin's natural radiance. Exfoliation also improves the absorption of any products applied afterwards.

2. Antioxidants.

Antioxidants are so important to skin health by protecting it from free radicals that can cause damage to the skin. Free radicals are very reactive molecules which interact with cells in your body. They are present in the atmosphere (at higher concentrations with increased UV, and increased pollution levels).

Antioxidants work by neutralising the reactivity of free radicals before they can cause any damage. This protective ability helps to slow the signs of ageing, increase hydration in the skin and brighten your complexion. Vitamins A, C, E, B3 (Niacinamide), and Resveratrol are all at the top of the skincare hierarchy. 

3. Increased blood flow.

Get your blood flowing and your glow on with regular workouts. The act of exercise pumps your blood at an increased rate through the body. This increase in activity removes toxins from the bloodstream, increases oxygen intake by the skin, and brings out that warm glow of the skin. Facial massage can also stimulate blood flow to the skin, bringing oxygen and increasing radiance.

4. Hydration.

Hydration is vital to keeping your skin healthy and glowing. You can hydrate the skin topically using products that contain humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin. Hydrated skin is able to reflect light well, essential for that dewy glow. 

5. Moisturiser.

Moisturisation and hydration sound like synonyms, but they have different roles in a skincare routine designed to help you achieve radiant skin. Hydrating the skin adds water, where moisturising locks that water in.

Moisturisers typically contain oils, which prevent trans epidermal water loss (TEWL), which is basically water escaping from the skin. The oils in the moisturiser act as an occlusive agent, which means they seal in the hydration.

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We understand that finding your holy grail acid toner or perfect moisturiser for your skin type can be overwhelming. Our experts are always on hand to help you build your dream routine and achieve all your skin goals. To get matched to an expert for personalised support, start our online consultation here.

Melody CarlRenude Skin Expert
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